Get your body used to the heat conditions.
With temperatures soaring every summer, it is best that we get our bodies acclimatized to heat conditions.
NOTE THAT FLUID LEVELS NEED TO BE MAINTAINED WITH OPTIMAL HYDRATION
Expose your body to the heat by working out in the heat. It will be irritating and inconvenient initially. But as your body is exposed to the heat this is what happens to it
- As you sweat faster, you sweat more . This makes your sweat glands fatigue less and distribute the sweat better
- This helps with lowering of sodium content in the body, helping with water retention issues
- The result of better sweating is better cooling of core and skin temperatures, preventing fatigue from setting in faster
- Your heart rate decreases, plasma volume increases and blood flow improves
- With more plasma, there is more blood going to the skin’s surface for heat dissipation
Runners who acclimatize to heat conditions perform much better then the ones who do not. This is due to improved thermal comfort and decreased perceived exertion
An hour of moderate exercise per day for 2 weeks, in the heat , is sufficient to get your body trained to heat conditions.